Edgar Cabachuela, an in-demand LA-based, Regional Mexican singer & multi-instrumentalist, released his first single, “Te Extraño”, on October 1, 2020. The song marks his debut as a solo artist and is now available on all digital formats.
The blind artist’s norteño version of this romantic bolero features a talented group of guest artists including Marito Aguilar on accordion, Julio Tamayo on bass, and Genaro Valenzuela on drums. The song was recorded at Wounded Studios in the South Gate neighborhood of Los Angeles and released by the record label Wounded Life, which primarily focuses on releasing cutting edge Regional Mexican music made by artists from the streets of Los Angeles.
Listen to “Te Extraño”
Regarding his debut as solo artist, Cabachuela comments, “When Wounded Life asked me to record ‘Te Extraño’, I knew it was going to be interesting. The song is already known around the world, and I planned to bring my own modern style to freshen it up while keeping the essence of the original and giving it the respect that it deserves. It definitely was a challenge, but the final product was well worth it.”
Bassist and singer-songwriter Julio Tamayo adds, “I’ve known Edgar for over ten years. When he told me about the project and asked me to record the bass, I was actually surprised because I mainly play street style corridos. I knew it was going to be a little out of my comfort zone, but I jumped on the opportunity and it turned out great. At the end of the day, good music is good music despite the genre.”
“Te Extraño” was written by the famed Mexican musician, singer and composer Armando Manzanero, widely considered one of the most celebrated Mexican artists of the last half century. The bolero has now received a long overdue norteño makeover by Edgar Cabachuela, who looks forward to releasing more material soon.